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Thread #157043 Message #3703856
Posted By: Hesk
24-Apr-15 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Subject: RE: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Just to kick off, it was practiced in England in the sixteenth century and before. It was considered a vulgar dance of village tradition. It almost disappeared in the mid nineteenth century, until revived by Cecil Sharp and his friends. He published a number of books on the subject, and most of the Morris dances of today stem from his practice and researches. I hope that others may now elaborate on the above.